Thanks to its easily workable nature, Eastern White Pine is an ideal wood for millwork, trim and other detailed wooden elements in architecture and design. One beautiful example of how this type of wood can add warmth and visual interest to an interior is this elegant home office by Hull Historical. Eastern White Pine was used to build the cabinets, shelves, built-in desk, coffered ceiling, moldings, pilasters and other wood elements of the room.
Brent Hull of Texas’ Hull Historical Architectural Millwork has gained a reputation for intricate, beautifully wrought classical architectural designs. Focusing mostly on restoring and preserving residential and commercial spaces as well as historic buildings, Hull leads a team of designers and master craftsmen in designing entire interiors as well as details like molding, paneled walls, hand-carved doors, windows and cabinetry.
Carpentry work of this caliber requires wood that’s pliable, and light enough to easily mount to walls. Low in sap and fine in grain, Eastern White Pine is among the easiest woods to carve. These factors, combined with its affordability, make it the most valuable softwood lumber in North America. Though its softness is part of what makes it such an excellent material for woodworking, cabinetry, furniture building and other applications, it’s also durable; homes built in New England of Eastern White Pine have stood for over 200 years.